Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, 65, has tested negative for a new coronavirus test, a disease that was detected on July 7 and kept him in his official residence until this Saturday.
“RT-PCR for SARS-CoV 2: negative. Good morning everyone, ” Bolsonaro himself wrote this Saturday on his social networks, under a photo in which he appears smiling and with a box of hydroxychloroquine in his hand.
This controversial antimalarial drug, whose efficacy against the coronavirus is questioned by the majority of the scientific community, Bolsonaro said he has used since he was diagnosed with COVID-19, a disease that he once called “flu”.
Immediately after reporting the negative result, the president left his official residence driving a motorcycle and accompanied by a large entourage, went to a vehicle dealership where he spent a few minutes, without giving statements to the numerous journalists who followed him.
Since he was positive for coronavirus, Bolsonaro has continued to dispatch via videoconferences from his official residence in Brasilia, in which he assured that he remained isolated and without having contact with his relatives.
For the past week, and despite having tested positive in three examinations carried out in fifteen days, the leader of the extreme right has gone out to the gardens of his official residence to speak with some of his supporters, although separated by a small channel of water about three meters wide.
Bolsonaro did not clarify when he plans to resume his official list, although it is believed that it will be from next Monday and that he will spend the rest of the weekend off.
Brazil is the second country most affected by the pandemic in the world, behind only the United States, and according to the latest official balance, it accumulates a total of 85,238 deaths and exceeds 2.3 million cases.